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Dec 30, 2011 12:00pm PST
're seeing fresh rtprotest today in syria. are we going to look back in 10 or 20 years and say that 2011 was a turning point or just a rebellion? >> 2011 was definitely a turning point. i think less what we'll remember it for was the killings but where people stood up and said we want our dignity, we want self-government, and we're willing to die to get it. and you're continuing to see that in syria today, you saw it all year, and you also saw a decisive rejection that finally everybody could understand. a decisive rejection of osama bin laden's ideology of change through violent islamism, and instead, a desire for change in forms that should look very familiar to americans. >> and to just go for one second, 2011 was the official end of the war in iraq, and in terms of troops, the beginning of drawing down in afghanistan. are these changes of name only, changes in doctrine, or are these wars rah s really coming end? >> these wars which the u.s. started are coming to an end. and the peace of doctrine that's changing dramatically is the idea that you're going to have hundreds of thousands
Dec 5, 2011 3:00pm EST
% of the vote, where the islamist party is strong in libya and if president assad in syria goes they will do well, too. this reflects a broader trend in the region where you find conservative religious values taking hold. people are nervous about what comes next, and they look at their faith, their culture for guidance and it reflects the kin of general tendency among particularly egyptians themselves. >> our correspondent was talking about the salafist party and they came in second with 25% of the vote. this is an ultra conservative party which opposes interest bearing loans and xhol and there's a prohibition of christian or womb in leadership rolls. do you see a potential coalition between this extreme party producing what i think would appear to be a highly tradition al islam ic government? >> this is a concern. what may happen elsewhere is there's a split among the muslim islamist. the muslim brotherhood didn't intend to form a political coalition with ultra conservatives. they fall on different places and have different visions about what the future of egypt will look like. so the big q
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